Dissertations - Theses

Ongoing and completed Dissertations and PhD Theses in our lab:

Completed Ph.D. projects

Maria Papadaki, 2019, PhD thesis title: "Studying the role of RANKL in osteoimmune interactions using transgenic mouse models of bone resorption", Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. Supervisor Professor: E Douni.

Foteini Violitzi, 2019, PhD thesis title: "Study of the pathophysiological role of DnaJC11 gene in a mouse model of neuromuscular disease". Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens, Supervisor Professor: E Douni.

Maria Eirini Terzenidou, 2017, PhD thesis title: “Studying the pathogenic role of the mitochondrial carrier SLC25 in a genetic model of neurological disease in mice”. Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. Supervisor Professor: E Douni.

Niti Alexandra, 2015, PhD thesis title: “Studying the pathogenic role of RANKL in animal models”. Medical School, University of Athens. Supervisor Professor: M Koutsilieris

Ioakeimidis Fotios, 2014, PhD thesis title: “Studying the pathogenic mechanisms in a novel autosomal recessive neuromuscular mouse model using phenotypic, genetic and molecular analyses». Department of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Supervisor Professor: A Lazou. 

Vagelis Rinotas, 2014, PhD thesis title: "Study of RANKL-mediated pathogenic mechanisms in animal models and new therapeutic approaches». Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. Supervisor Professor: E Douni 

Ongoing Ph.D. projects

Evi Gkikopoulou, PhD thesis title "RANKL and carcinogenic mechanisms in transgenic mice".  Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens (from 2019). Supervisor Professor: E Douni.

Vassiliki-Iris Perivolidi, PhD thesis title "Studying pathophysiological mechanisms in modeled SLC25A46-mediated neurological disease in mice through Molecular Genetics and Proteomic approaches". Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens (from  2018).  Supervisor Professor: E Douni.

Anthi Kolokotroni, PhD thesis title: «Study of the pathophysiological role of RANKL protein in the mammary gland of transgenic mice». Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens (from 2017).  Supervisor Professor: E Douni.

Ongoing MSc projects

Elisavet Ioannidou, MSc thesis title "Αnalysis of the transcriptome in modeled osteoporosis", Medical School, University of Athens, MSc program "Molecular Biomedicine", (2020-2021).
Supervisor: E Douni. 

Completed MSc Dissertations

Polina Pantelidou, 2019, MSc Dissertation, title: "Investigating the role of exosomes in osteoporotic models", Department of Pharmacy, University of Athens,  MSc program "Nanomedicine".

Ippokratis Lygizos, 2018, MSc Dissertation, title: "Study of SLC25A46 deletion in the mouse nervous system". Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens.

Eirini Gialitaki, 2015, «Identification of polymorphisms in the DNAJC11 gene in ALS patients». Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Toshimi Kano, 2013, MSc Dissertation, title: «Molecular and Genetic analysis of the Slc25 gene in transgenic mice». Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Foteini Violitzi, 2013, MSc Dissertation, title: «Evaluation of novel RANKL inhibitors in cellular assays for the identification of novel therapeutics in osteoporosis». Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Niti Alexandra, 2010, MSc Dissertation, title: “Studying the overxpression of RANKL in transgenic mice: Generation of a novel model for osteoporosis?”. Medical School, University of Athens.

Karakostas Alexandros, 2010, MSc Dissertation, title: “Detailed genetic analysis in mouse chromosome 18 for the identification of a novel pathogenic target causing lethal neurological phenotype”. Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens.

Completed BSc Projects

Apostolos Papadopoulos, 2020, Final year dissertation, title: "Analysis of the musculoskeletal system of ΤgRANKL transgenic mice". Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Panagiotis Nikolaou, 2020, Final year dissertation, title: "Comparative analysis of femurs from TgRANKL transgenic mouse models of osteoporosis". Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Ioannis Ntounias, 2020, Final year dissertation, title: "Generation of recombinant plasmids for the human SLC25A46 gene". Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Athanasios Rentis, 2020, Final year dissertation, title: "Regulation of the mammary glands from ΤgRANKL transgenic mice with progesterone". Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Eirini Efstathiou, 2019, Final year dissertation, title: " Molecular and imaging analysis of the mammary gland from the transgenic mouse model Τg5519". Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Konstantina-Maria Nikolaou, 2019, Final year dissertation, title: "Analysis of the skeletal system of mouse models with mitochondrial neurological diseases". Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Aristofanis Stavrou, 2019, Final year dissertation, title: "Generation of recombinant plasmids for the human mutations of SLC25A46 gene". Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Konstantinos Kritikos, 2019, Final year dissertation, title: "Analysis of mesenchymal bone marrow cells from transgenic models of osteoporosis". Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Christos Mantzoros, 2019, Final year dissertation, title: "Mapping of the SLC25A46 protein regions involved in mitochondrial localization". Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Evi Gkikopoulou, 2019, Final year dissertation, title: "Analysis of the mammary gland of TgRANKL transgenic mice". Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Georgia Daraki, 2019, Final year dissertation, title: "Generation of recombinant plasmids for the expression of the chimeric protein SLC25A46-FLAG in mammalian cells". Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Efthimios Tzortzis, 2019, Final year dissertation, title: "Study of bone marrow adipogenesis mechanisms in the transgenic osteoporosis model Τg5519". Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Panagiota Siatra, 2018, Final year dissertation, title: "Study of bone marrow adipogenesis formation in the transgenic osteoporosis model Τg5516. Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Emmanouil Siniorakis, 2018, Final year dissertation, title: "Study of bone marrow adipogenesis in transgenic models of osteoporosis". Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens.

Antigone Kontou, 2017, Final year dissertation, title: : "Differentiation potential of mesenchymal stromal cells in TgRANKL mouse models of osteoporosis". Department of Biosciences and Biotechnology, University of Camerino, Italy.

Vassilios Bakogiannis, 2017, Final year dissertation, title: "Effect of Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) deletion in ΤgRANKL transgenic models of osteoporosis". Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Vassiliki-Iris Perivolidi, 2017, Final year dissertation, title: "Detection of DNAJC11 protein interactions in  transgenic  DNAJC11-FLAG mice". Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens.

Cristina Fracassi, 2016, Final year dissertation, title: "Approaches for analysis of Bone Marrow Adiposity in a mouse model of osteoporosis". Department of Biosciences and Biotechnology, University of Camerino, Italy.

Theodora Manolakou, 2016, «Knocking out DnaJC11 gene in a cell line through CRISPR/CAS9». Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens.

Anastasia Rigou, 2016, «Characterization of DnaJC11-FLAG transgenic mice». Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens.

Niki Chalkidi, 2015, Final year dissertation, title: «Evaluation of small molecules inhibitors of RANKL in cellular assays». Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens.

Marios-Evangelos Boyongo, 2014, Final year dissertation, title: «Study of the interactions of DNAJC11 protein with other proteins». Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Toshimi Kano, 2012, Final year dissertation, title: “Study of the expression of the SLC25 gene in a mouse model of recessive neurological disease”. Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens.

Foteini Violitzi, 2012, Final year dissertation, title: «Inhibition of trimer formation in BAFF through site-directed mutagenesis». Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens. 

Ioakeimidis Fotios, 2008, Final year dissertation, title: “Studying the role of the cytoplasmic region of TNF in transgenic mice”. Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens.

Karakostas Alexandros, 2008, Final year dissertation, title: “Genetic analysis of a novel model of ataxia”. Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens.

Mermelekas George, 2005, Final year dissertation, title: “Genetic analysis of animal models of human diseases using polymorphic markers”. Department of Biological applications, University of Ioannina.

 

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